Nashville SC acquired Venezuelan forward Jhonder Cadiz as a designated player Wednesday.

The 25-year-old arrives on loan from the Portuguese club SL Benfica with an option to buy.

"Jhonder has been an outstanding striker at the highest of levels in both European and South American competitions, and we think his game is tailor-made for Major League Soccer," Nashville general manager Mike Jacobs said in a statement. "The combination of his athleticism and clinical ability around the box made him heavily sought after. We feel fortunate to be able to add him to our club."

The 6-foot-3 Cadiz spent 2019-20 on loan with Dijon in France's Ligue 1, tallying two goals and two assists. He scored a career-high nine goals in 2018-19 with Portugal's Vitoria Setubal.

"I'm very excited to join Nashville SC and to be a part of this inaugural year for the club," Cadiz said in a statement. "I'm incredibly motivated to showcase my game in Nashville and Major League Soccer and to help the club reach every goal in 2020 and beyond."

Nashville returns to action Saturday against Atlanta United.

--Field Level Media

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